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TacView portable mission display
Article Type: Equipment and software From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 4
CMC Electronics’ new portable mission display, known as TacView, was exhibited for the first time at this year’s Asian Aerospace show. TacView is specifically designed to facilitate military and paramilitary airborne mission effectiveness through improved real-time situational awareness. The system consists of a rugged, compact, self-contained, night vision imaging system compatible smart display and companion power supply/interface module. TacView provides functionality enhancement for military transports, fighters and helicopters without impacting the aircraft’s operational flight program.
In October 2007, the US Air Force Special Operations Command selected TacView for its AC-130 gunship aircraft. The TacView displays will be offered in a dual installation that will enable paperless cockpit operations, including aircraft data and procedure manuals, interactive electronic charts and improved situational awareness, using the US Air Force FalconView mission planning system.
Functions that can be hosted by TacView include tactical data link display for network-centric communications, portable mission planning, digital moving map, weather imagery, electronic aeronautical charts and targeting pod imaging. In addition, the TacView provides electronic flight bag (EFB) functionality for paperless cockpit requirements for military aircraft.
TacView is large enough to display full-size instrument approach charts, checklists and moving maps, but small enough to mount in virtually any cockpit. Cockpit side mount, yoke mount and knee mount options provide the level of flexibility required for a wide range of aircraft. The TacView’s super bright, sunlight readable 5 × 7 in. display features an integrated sliding keyboard, film-on-glass touch sensitive screen and bezel keys that provide an exceptional level of operator interface flexibility.
The design of the TacView portable mission display is based on CMC’s PilotView EFB. The Austrian Air Force recently decided to equip the flight decks of three C-130 aircraft with a dual installation of the PilotView EFB. PilotView is the sole OEM EFB option at Dassault, Gulfstream, Pilatus and Sino Swearingen. PilotView was selected recently by Rockwell Collins for the Bombardier Global flight deck platform, by Embraer for the E-170/190 program, and by ATR for the ATR-42 and ATR-72 aircraft. Over 23 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on aircraft ranging from the GV to the B737. The PilotView EFB is also installed on the Air National Guard C-32 (B-757)
For further details, please contact: CMC Electronics, Tel.: +1 514 748 3113.